Explanted Lung Tissues With Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 13, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to use the tissues from the explanted lungs in order to better study the cause of pulmonary fibrosis at a cellular level.

Condition or disease
Pulmonary Fibrosis

Detailed Description:

Pulmonary Fibrosis involves scarring of the lung. Gradually, the air sacs of the lungs become replaced by fibrotic tissue. The most current thinking is that the fibrotic process is a reaction to tiny injury to the lung. When the scar forms, the tissue becomes thicker causing a permanent loss of the tissue's ability to carry oxygen into the bloodstream.

We need to obtain lung tissue from patients without pulmonary fibrosis and compare it to lung tissue from patients with pulmonary fibrosis.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 90 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Utilization of Explanted Lungs for Isolation of Tissue Samples and Primary Cell Lines to Study Pulmonary Fibrosis
Study Start Date : February 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2021

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. assess fibroblasts and cytokines associated with pulmonary fibrosis [ Time Frame: 12/2013 ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
explanted lung tissue

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects listed for lung transplant

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients awaiting lung transplant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • all who will not give consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00515567

Contact: Robert Guzy, MD

United States, Illinois
The University of Chicago Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Contact: Janine Grohar    773-702-6156   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Robert Guzy, MD University of Chicago

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT00515567     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14514A
First Posted: August 13, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
explanted lungs
pulmonary fibrosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pathologic Processes
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases